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lets

verb
present tense third-person singular of let

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1 to give permission to
  • my parents would not let me drive until I had a job and could pay for my own gas

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2 chiefly British to give the possession and use of (something) in return for periodic payment
  • the pensioner has begun letting rooms in her home to earn some extra money

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3 to make able or possible
  • the low gravity on the moon lets you make enormous leaps and jumps

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4 to fail to prevent (some behavior on someone's part) especially from neglect or indifference
  • they let their kids get away with murder

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lets

noun
plural of let

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“Lets.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/lets. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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